By now it is likely that you’ve seen the shot of Hugh Jackman flying through the air as Wolverine, ready to pounce on an attacking helicopter. If you haven’t then you’re definitely not paying attention to the four trailers in which it has appeared. And you’re probably not one of those people who downloaded the entire film earlier this month. Either way, the entire action-packed clip is now live over on a Papa John’s promotional website for all to see, legally. You can also check it out in our video player below:
The clip follows Wolverine as he attempts to escape from various military vehicles on a motorcycle. And I must say, this clip is a lot of fun — and the film could very well follow suit. I was not impressed by a few of the PSA-style character profiles that showed up on MTV the other day, but this has brought me back around. What we need to keep in mind is that like the previous X-Men films, there are elements of this film that are going to feel a little silly. It is a movie about mutants, and it is hard to take that too seriously. And if you do take it too seriously, you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment. All I require from Wolverine is that he say a few badass lines and that he has a bunch of badass fight sequences. And if they could dispense with some of the near-campiness displayed in the Deadpool character bio below (starring Ryan Reynolds), that would be nice as well.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hits theaters on May 1, 2009. The Gavin Hood directed film will also star Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins.